21 May 2016

My Week In Pictures

On Monday, we decided to take a little trip to Highcliffe Beach, near Christchurch! We arrived early afternoon; it was a gorgeous, sunny and hot day and we sat on the beach eating and drinking some snacks we had brought along. Then we treated ourselves to a whippy ice-cream with a flake! The beach was fairly quiet and really lovely - I'd love to revisit.
We drove into Christchurch and had a look round the shops and walked around the quay. There were some lovely buildings and aesthetically-pleasing shop and restaurant fronts. We got ourselves some chips from one of the local chip shops on the way back to the car. We were detoured on the drive back home, but saw some nice scenery. We relaxed and watched an episode of 11.22.63 in the evening.

My friend, Tracy, and I took a little trip to The Udder Farm Shop in East Stour, Dorset in the morning. Neither of us had visited before and it was lovely to browse the local brands available in the shop. The country-style interior was lovely and there was a great selection of local produce, eco-friendly products and free from groceries.
I picked up a little selection of sweet treats. We popped into the café and I had an iced coffee and a huge slab of homemade caramel shortbread, while Tracy enjoyed a cappucino and a slice of carrot cake. The views from the café of open fields and the surrounding countryside was just lovely. We had a little stroll around the area, but didn't find any walking routes.
When I got home, I spent some time catching up with housework and laundry, then caught up on Coronation Street, while trying my new tea, which was delicious! Our friend came round in the evening to watch Game of Thrones with us. I had BBQ pasta with red onion, grated raw carrot and vegan cheese for dinner. I had a lovely, hot bubble bath afterwards. We later watched Modern Family and Family Guy.

On Wednesday morning I received an unexpected, but promising phone call, which saw my friend and I make an impromptu visit to Shaftesbury in the afternoon, where we located a certain place of business and then had a quick look round the shops. I did some housework when I got home and caught up on Eastenders. I enjoyed a skinny latte and a few rose cremes. We had vegetarian sausages, green beans and mustard and garlic mash for dinner and watched a few episodes of Gotham. I placed a couple of online orders for some new beauty items.

I had a quick property inspection in the morning, then I played some Rise of the Tomb Raider for a while. After lunch, I watched Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners and caught up on blogging. Then I decided to tackle cleaning the shower screen in the bathroom. It took hours and was so tedious, but it looks a lot better! For dinner, I had an aromatic sweet potato Thai bake (Dean had Hunter's chicken) with cauliflower rice and roasted vegetables with a pesto dressing. It was lovely! We watched more Gotham in the evening.

I spent the morning getting ready and making myself look smart and presentable - I had my first job interview in over six years at 11:30am (hence the promising phone call on Wednesday)! I was really nervous, but the interviewers (there were two of them) were lovely and it seemed like a place I'd have fun working at. The job role is an administrator within a property lettings agency with career progression a promising possibility. It sounds great for me and I have everything crossed in the hopes of landing a second interview! If anything, it's good practice for any future interviews. I was really happy with myself afterwards, as I felt I'd done and said everything I could to make it a successful interview. Hopefully I won't have to wait too long to hear back from them.
When I got home, I did some housework and laundry, before sitting down to write up some blog posts. I also received a parcel containing a couple of new beauty purchases. My friend, Tracy, came over after she'd finished work at 2pm for a catch up. We went for a walk down to the old flour mill, too - it was surprisingly warm! When I got home, I caught up on some blog reading and then did some actual reading - of the book variety. I really didn't have anything planned for dinner, so when Dean suggested a Chinese take-away, how was I to resist?! It was so damn good. We watched Attack On Titan and then I went to bed for a couple of hours before heading off to work for midnight.

How was your week?


  1. Random fact but that chocolate is made in my home town, about it's only claim to fame! xx

    1. Haha, awesome! I loved the Honey Blond bar. xxx

  2. Ah awesome post Em! Seems like you have had a busy week. The beach outing sounded lovely and glad the weather was good for you. It looks so scenic from the photos. The Udder Farm Shop sounds like a cool place to visit and great that you combined it with going to a café. I had a lovely iced coffee drink while out shopping on Friday, they are so refreshing. As always your food photos make me so hungry, the vegetarian sausages dish sounds delicious too! So pleased for you about the interview, good luck from me and you look smart in the selfie! :-) The Dorset tea looks worth trying too. Glad you had a good week! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

    1. Thanks so much, Helen! :) The beach was really lovely and pretty quiet too. It was great to discover new local brands at the farm shop. I think you'd absolutely love the tea! xxx


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